Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler refused help from the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security this week; saying his city can handle six-weeks of non-stop, anti-police protests that have brought his town to a virtual standstill.
“Today the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security asked to speak with me about demonstration activity in Portland. He expressed his concern about ongoing violence and asked how his agency can help,” said the Mayor.
I told the Acting Secretary that my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days, and the life-threatening tactics his agents use. We do not need or want their help.
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 14, 2020
Downtown Portland last night
45 consecutive days of protests
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 13, 2020
“I told the Acting Secretary that my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days, and the life-threatening tactics his agents use. We do not need or want their help,” he added.
ANTIFA ATTACK: Ted Cruz Demands Portland Mayor Face 'INVESTIGATION' for Ordering Police to Stand Down
Senator Ted Cruz demanded local law enforcement launch an investigation into Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler after insiders say he ordered police to “let citizens be attacked” during Antifa protests.
“To federal law enforcement: investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists,” posted Cruz on social media.
To federal law enforcement: investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists. https://t.co/5xyCDARICl https://t.co/c0Tf3SsKEf
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 30, 2019
“I just spoke with @MrAndyNgo. He is strong but still hurt. He is trying to recover while watching for signs to make sure his brain bleed doesn’t get worse. This attack on him must be investigated. @TheJusticeDept,” tweeted US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.
I just spoke with @MrAndyNgo. He is strong but still hurt. He is trying to recover while watching for signs to make sure his brain bleed doesn't get worse. This attack on him must be investigated. @TheJusticeDept
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 1, 2019
Cruz made national headlines earlier this week when he called-out Google executives for widespread anti-Trump abuse throughout the organization.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz unloaded on Google Executives at the US Capitol Tuesday; weighing-in on recent reports that the technology giant intentionally censored conservative voices across the United States.
Ted Cruz let this google executive have it. Conservatives are being targeted by Google and he wasn't going to let her off the hook.
Posted by Sean Hannity on Tuesday, June 25, 2019
“Does Google consider itself a neutral public forum? Are you familiar with a report that was released yesterday that included a whistleblower, videos, and documents? Have you seen the report?” asked Cruz.
“No, I have not,” said the Executive.
“One of the things in that report, there’s a video from a woman -the head of Responsible Innovation for Google- saying ‘All these companies will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation.’ […] Another whistleblower said, ‘Google is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again,’” he added.
Watch Sen. Ted Cruz above.
CHANGE OF HEART: Portland Mayor Says ‘I Don’t Want an Autonomous Zone’ After Protesters Target His Home
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler shut-down the prospect of an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in his city just hours after protesters targeted his home; calling the cop-free area a “distraction” from the cause.
“I do not want an autonomous zone set up in Portland. I’m watching what’s going on in Seattle and I’m not impressed. It’s a distraction… I’m not in Seattle but what I’m hearing coming out of Seattle concerns me,” said Wheeler.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 18, 2020
“Businesses being shaken down to be allowed to operate. If you’re asking if that’s something I support, I do not support that,” he added.
Watch Wheeler’s comments above.